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    1. Member Euro_Touge_Driver's Avatar
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      12-30-2016 11:22 PM #1
      So here's the story, I had this issue a few months back that my alternator would start making a "turbo-like" noise. More like a high-pitched whine to be specific. With that, my headlights and interior lights were flickering. And there are times my radio and dash lights will shut off for a second on stop-and-go traffic. I did extensive research and found out that the alternator is the issue. So I had the stealership order and install the part. Stealership also found that the wiring harness that connects to the alternator is burnt. So that's replaced as well. Everything ran fine after the install. Fast-forward to today, the same issue came back and now I'm wondering what might be causing it to act up again. Any ideas?
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    2. 12-31-2016 10:24 PM #2
      Have u replaced the fuse box on top of the battery?

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      01-01-2017 11:27 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6b3passat View Post
      Have u replaced the fuse box on top of the battery?
      Not yet, but I will check it out.
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    4. 01-19-2017 02:14 AM #4
      Also make sure ur battery is good and not weak or low on charge.

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      03-06-2017 07:26 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6b3passat View Post
      Also make sure ur battery is good and not weak or low on charge.
      Thanks for pointing out the battery. The fuse box on top of the battery looks fine. Nothing burnt or corroded. I've encountered the problem again and took it to my buddy's shop. He tested out the electricals and it turns out the battery was low on charge. He even ran vagcom and everything turned out fine. It was showing 10.5 volts on the battery test. I got that battery last summer from the stealership. So hopefully there's still warranty coverage for it. Once I get it replaced, I'll keep you guys updated.
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      03-20-2017 04:02 PM #6
      So apparently, the stealership said the battery is fine. I don't what else I can think of that's causing the issue. .... Any other ideas on what it could be?
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